In 2016 Chad Dodge was reporting news for several blog sites in Harris and Montgomery County. He covered a story on Montgomery County Precinct 4 Citizens Police Academy. The next class instead of a reporter he was a 470-pound male that was in training for the Citizens Police Academy. He graduated from the class and made a decision then that he wanted to be a police officer. First, he quit drinking soft-drinks which took 40-pounds off in the first month. Then he did away with breads and sweets. The weight kept shedding. He then met Dr. Younan Nowzaradan of the My 600-lb Life. He had bypass surgery and started working out. At the time he couldn’t do a situp or pushup. It took 18 minutes to run a mile. He went through Houston Community College Police Academy. He came back to try out for Precinct 4 and didn’t make it. He was not able to qualify at the range. Several months later and with a lot of hard work he returned to the range and according to Chief Deputy came in first on every aspect of the process. Range, interview testing. Situps and pushups are now not an issue and he can run a mile in six-minutes. Tuesday morning he was sworn in at as the new lean 220-pound deputy and will start his patrol duties tonight.
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